Juice Machine
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #6
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
100
Ranked #24
Avg:
4.66 | pDev: 6.65%
Ratings:
1,260
Status:
Active
Rated:
Today at 12:00 AM
Added:
Dec 30, 2015
Wants:
  715
Gots:
  245
SCORE
100
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Notes: Juice Machine was originally devised and brewed to support our very first trip to Extreme Beer Festival in 2014. We’ve revived and tweaked the original recipe on a 30 BBL scale and brought new life and experience into the idea of an obscenely hop saturated yet juicy and delicate Double IPA. It is essentially a marriage of the King Julius malt bill with a hopping intensity schedule similar to that of Very Green. The use of Magnum, Columbus, Amarillo, Citra, and Galaxy creates perhaps our most complex drink with unapologetic flavors of tangerine, mango, lime, papaya, and grapefruit with waves of dankness. Hop burp nirvana, indeed.
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4.58 by KBarn from Massachusetts on Today at 12:00 AM
 
4.74 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut on May 02, 2022
 
4.27 by Affinity from Missouri on Apr 30, 2022
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4.28/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lucular from Maryland

16 oz can poured into a wine glass. Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a billowy off-white head. Great retention and lacing - simply beautiful. Aroma and flavor feature sweet juicy tropical fruit, citrus zest, melon, creamy wheat, and hints of herbal/spicy/dank hoppiness. Mouthfeel is smooth and moderately carbonated, but not as pillowy as Green/Alter Ego/certain other single NEIPAs from TH. Just a hint of booziness. It's really good, but doesn't (for me) attain the highest level of NEIPA greatness.

Apr 28, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jbolger from Connecticut

4/25/22 Canned 3/22. Wow! Hazy, fruity, juicy, grassy, soft& complex. Just delicious. How do I get more of this stuff?

Apr 26, 2022
 
4.71 by moltch from Massachusetts on Apr 10, 2022
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4.74/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Beers-es from Virginia

On tap at Tree House, pours a hazy orange. Smell is a hoppy fruit salad. Taste follows. Incredible beer, shows why these guys are the masters of the style.

Apr 06, 2022
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4.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Tommo from Massachusetts

This is very nice but not perfect. Pours bright yellow, the nose is very tropical and well done. The body is thick with decent flavor but some bitter aspects and not as full as other TH beers.

Apr 05, 2022
 
4.75 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on Mar 26, 2022
 
4.74 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania on Mar 13, 2022
 
4.5 by IckyT2012 from Florida on Mar 12, 2022
 
4.75 by Enomas from Portugal on Mar 01, 2022
 
4.74 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Feb 19, 2022
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4.37/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jngls from Germany

Two weeks old. Can to pint glass.

Look: Pours a dark orangish yellow. Hazy and full with a foamy head leaving a thick lacing.

Smell: Sweet tropical notes of ripe mango and pineapple. Hoppy and a bit spicy.

Taste: Mango and pineapple paired with sweet orange and tangerine. Sweet, zesty and bitter. Sharp body followed by a dry finish.

Feel: Full and juicy. A bit sticky. Intense hop burn which flattens a bit as the beer warms.

Overall: Very fruity DIPA with a beautiful look and a full body. Taste-wise it's leaning more on the sweet and tropical side, which, for me, doesn't work as well with its sharp zestiness.

Feb 02, 2022
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4.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by angrybabboon from Massachusetts

Consumed 1/27/22

Orange with some tangerine and yellow tones, beyond turbid and almost murky, pours with a medium sized head and fades to a few wisps, leaves some nice lacing
Aggressive without being punishing in any way, citrus, orange and tangerine juice, hints of ruby red grapefruit, lime, loads of leafy hops, herbal notes, green and woodsy aromas, resinous hops without being sticky in any way, some spicy hops, tropical flavors, mango, melon, passion fruit, as well as peach, alcohol is fairly noticeable, some sweetness and lingering overripe fruit
Medium body, smooth and slick, carbonation on the low side

Juice Machine was a pseudo-whale for me for a while. For some reason I just could not get the timing right with my trips to Tree House and releases of this beer. Unfortunately, in the last half a decade or so since this debuted, Tree House has only become better at making beer. So it's not exactly mind-blowing compared to some newer offerings. If I have any real criticism, is that there is too much going on here. But I can see how some would really dig the laundry list of fruit flavors.

Jan 28, 2022
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4.06/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

7-week-old can poured into a tulip glass.

Beautiful Orange Julius body, golden-orange with a nice glow in the edges. Heavy haze but no murk. Nice fluffy head of bright white bubbles. Solid retention but excellent lacing. A few swirls brings back some nice, tight foam. Absolute looker like so many TH hazies. Pretty much everything you'd look for, looks-wise.

Complex nose, but the first takeaway is a combination of overripe stone fruit and a surprising booziness. Nice complementary notes of mango, guava, ripe pineapple, passion fruit, vanilla, and a wonderful dank weediness. Melon and berries late with maybe just a slight twang of the familiar TH Juicy Fruit gum yeast note, all of which is lovely. There's a starchy greeness on the nose that I really like, as the bright fruits mesh with it well. But man, much boozier than any other TH beer I can think of, though perhaps some of that is booze and some is the overripe fruit. It's definitely interesting!

Much drier and milder than I expected. Is this one different at less than a month in the can? Very juicy and grassy, but the fruit notes are fairly muddled and non-descript and the starchy greens kind of overwhelm everything else. It's incredibly drinkable, with almost no residual sweetness and a nice grapefruit pith bite late. But it's not nearly as nuanced and layered as a lot of other TH hazies I've had.

Creamy and soft and just a touch chewy (which I like), with TH's standard (and awesome) coating of the teeth and tongue, making for a very lasting pithy grapefruit vibe finish. A little alcohol heat on the back end and a touch of a green burn.

I was really excited to try this one given the brewery reputation and the beer description -- figured this was right up their alley. Very drinkable, but not a special beer like I was expecting.

Jan 28, 2022
 
4.68 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2022
 
4.59 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 18, 2022
 
4.55 by Dmbphoenix from New York on Jan 16, 2022
 
4.69 by rightcoast7 from Maine on Jan 14, 2022
 
5 by MrTcell from California on Dec 30, 2021
 
4.95 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Dec 30, 2021
 
4.98 by nvbrew from Nevada on Dec 29, 2021
 
4.35 by Cubatobaco from Virginia on Dec 23, 2021
 
4.98 by Craftbeerfan666 from Norway on Dec 12, 2021
 
4.44 by larryrestuccia from New Hampshire on Dec 05, 2021
 
4.59 by Quarantinehobby from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2021
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3.52/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

16 ounce can in a tulip IPA glass. Dated 11/09/2021.

Another dense opaque liquid that looks like puréed mango, melon, and butternut squash. About 1f white cap, fat lacing rings.

Modest aroma of juice blended with alcohol.

Mango and orange flavors. Alcohol soaked grain.

Potent medium body. Subtle flavors and aromas, in the face booze. No hop bitterness.

Low level drinkability. Alcohol forward which keeps the rest in check. Not enjoyable. My review numbers are generous.

Nov 30, 2021
 
4.54 by TonyLuvsBeer from Michigan on Nov 18, 2021
 
4.47 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Nov 12, 2021
 
4.19 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania on Nov 03, 2021
 
4.68 by jimmybram from North Carolina on Oct 26, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by farrago from New Jersey

The two finger head is a very light tan to cream white, excellent density and retention, thin but long lacing streaks. Impenetrably opaque liquid, the usual apricot juice appearance. The dankness in the nose is fresh an leafy while subordinate to pineapple, guava, green melon fruit scents, in turn the citrus gets lost in the mix, pine sap, whipped cream and raw oatmeal accents blend in, overall the aromas do not separate sufficiently to describe things in greater detail. This a full-bodied beer like drinking fruit puree and it's clear that is fully the intent. You almost have to consciously swallow to get it down. Quite sweet featuring green melon, mango, kiwi, guava flavors, nothing tart which would suggest pineapple. Little bit more oomph in the tangerine to pink grapefruit citrus. The malts add even more softness as well as cream of oats and vanilla flavors. The hops try but really don't bitter up the finish, just add some marijuana flavoring. This is a statement beer which fully meets its intended goals. (Canned 9/29/21)

Oct 26, 2021
 
4.99 by Axic10 from New Jersey on Oct 22, 2021
 
4.72 by swierczt from Connecticut on Oct 15, 2021
 
4.85 by NickandToni from New York on Oct 13, 2021
 
4.65 by Peter1977 from Massachusetts on Oct 10, 2021
 
4.89 by rarapacz from Minnesota on Oct 10, 2021
Juice Machine from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1260 ratings